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Outstanding Owls

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND JOURNALISM

Ana M. Azcuy, B.A. ’76
Three-Time Emmy Award Winner
First Cuban-American News Anchor in Miami, WPLG-TV Channel 10
Ana Azcuy

Allen Berman, B.A. ’77
Network Television Producer
Four-time Emmy Award winner

Don Brewer, B.B.A. ’90
Drummer, Grand Funk Railroad

Robert Ferrigno, B.A. ’68
Best-Selling Author, Crime Fiction Thrillers

Charles Ghigna “Father Goose,” B.A. ’67, M.Ed. ’70
Award-Winning Author, Books and Poems for Children and Adults

Ken Herman, B.A. ’75
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Marc Kudisch, B.F.A. ’88
Broadway Actor
Two-Time Tony Award Nominee
Marc Kudisch

Jeremy J. Murphy, B.A. ’98
Vice President of Communications, CBS
Jeremy Murphy

Mirta Ojito, B.A. ’86
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author
Assistant Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Mirta Ojito

Jason Pugh, B.A. ’05
Former Sports Anchor, WPTV NewsChannel5 and Radio Personality, ESPN 760, West Palm Beach
Sports Reporter, NBC4/WRC-TV, Washington, D.C.
Jason Pugh

Joanna Rohrback, B.H.S. ‘78
The Prancercise Lady

Marlow Rosado, B.F.A. ‘95
Grammy-winning Latin music performer, composer
Marlow Rosado

Edward Schiff, B.F.A. ’73, M.F.A. ’92
Actor and Director

Virginia Snyder, B.A. ‘65
Award-Winning Journalist and Nationally Known Private Detective
Virginia Snyder

Martha Sugalski, B.A. ’93
Emmy Award Winner
Former News Anchor, WESH 2, Central Florida
Former Reporter, WPTV-TV, West Palm Beach and WTVJ-TV, Miami
Martha Sugalski

Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson, B.B.A. ’89
Comedian and Actor
Carrot Top

ATHLETICS

Patrick T. Murphy, B.H.S. ’82, M.Ed. ’85
Minor League Baseball Coach, Eugene Emeralds
Former Baseball Coach, Arizona State University and University of Notre Dame

Nicholas M. Presto III, B.A. ’96
Baseball Scout, Baltimore Orioles
Former Player, Cincinnati Reds

Rusty Smith, B.B.A. ’09
Quarterback, Tennessee Titans
First FAU Player to be Drafted by the National Football League

Alfred Morris, B.S.E. ’11
Running Back, Washington Redskins
Two-time Pro Bowler
Alfred Morris


Brittany Bowe, B.A. ‘10
Team USA Olympic Long Track Speedskater
1,000-meter World Record Holder
Brittany Bowe

Keith Reaser, B.A. ’13
Cornerback, San Francisco 49ers

Randell Johnson, B.A. ’14
Linebacker, Buffalo Bills

BUSINESS

Scott Adams, B.B.A. ’87
Managing Partner, Cenetec Ventures LLC
Founder, Hiway Technologies

Rafael “Ralph” de la Vega, B.S.M.E. ’74
President and CEO, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions

Patricia A. McKay, B.B.A. ’78
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Office Depot Inc.
Current Partner, Templeton & Company

Luis Alberto Moreno, B.B.A. ’76
President, Inter-American Development Bank
Former U.S. Ambassador to Colombia

Dr. Robert “Skipp” Orr, B.A. ’76
U.S. Executive Director and Ambassador, Asian Development Bank
Former President, Boeing Japan
 Dr. Robert 'Skip' Orr

Maynard Webb, B.A.A. ’78
Former President, eBay Technologies
Current President & CEO, LiveOps Inc.

Dr. George Zoley, B.A. ’72, M.P.A. ’75
President, GEO Group Inc.

EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT

Dr. Rita Bornstein, B.A. ’70, M.A. ’71
Former President, Rollins College
Board of Directors, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Dr. Wilson G. Bradshaw, B.A. ’71, M.A. ’73
President, Florida Gulf Coast University

David Brennen, B.B.A. ’88
Dean, University of Kentucky College of Law

Frank T. Brogan, M.Ed. ’81
Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Former Chancellor, Florida Board of Governors

Delsa Bush, B.A. ’91
First African American and First Woman to Serve as West Palm Beach Chief of Police
Delsa Bush

The Honorable Carol Hunstein, B.S. ’72
Chief Justice, Georgia Supreme Court
Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law
Carol Hunstein

Dr. Robert C. Maxson, M.Ed. ’67
Former President, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; California State University, Long Beach; and Sierra Nevada College

Dr. Kitty Oliver, Ph.D. ’09
Oral Historian, Author, Broadcaster
FAU Faculty Member
Dr. Kitty Oliver

R. David Paulison, B.A. ’70
Former Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE

Jimmy Clidaras, B.S.M.E. ’94
Distinguished Engineer, Data Center and Platforms Infrastructure at Google

Dr. Richard DiMarchi, B.S. ’74
Founder and Chair, Ambrx Pharmaceuticals
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Marcadia Biotech
Jack and Linda Gill Chair in BioMolecular Sciences, Indiana University
Former Group Vice President, Eli Lilly

Dr. Marc Philippon, B.A. ’87
One of the World’s Leading Orthopedic Hip Surgeons and Partner at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic Center for Sports Medicine
National Hockey League Players’ Association Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Steve Swanson, M.A.S. ’86
NASA Astronaut (three space shuttle missions)
Dr. Steve Swanson

Dr. Mark Dean, M.S.E. ’82
John Fisher Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Engineering
Co-developer of the IBM PC
Former Vice President of Technical Strategy and Worldwide Operations, IBM Research